Jim Henson--master of Muppets, family moviemaker extraordinaire and the voice of Kermit the Frog--left behind a pretty terrific movie/TV legacy. "Labyrinth," which Landmark is reviving in a new 35 mm print, is one of the more dazzling films in his canon. The movie, a pip, stars Jennifer Connelly (at 15) as suburban dream-girl Sarah and David Bowie as the rock star Goblin King, Jareth, who takes advantage of Sarah's boring baby-sitting night to kidnap her little brother, Toby, and carry him away to his goblin castle at the center of the huge maze that gives the movie its name. Soon, Sarah is on her way to rescue Toby and, like Wonderland's Alice or Oz's Dorothy, she picks up some fantastic chums along the way--including grouchy old gnome Hoggle (voiced by Brian Henson), slow-witted monster Ludo (Ron Mueck) and fiery half-pint knight Sir Didymus (David Shaughnessy).
Running time: 1:41. Opens Friday at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema.